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Breaking down silos in teaching and learning
15 July, 2015

The project analysed the new competency framework of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants, and asked how their courses could provide students with the broad range of skills they required.

There was the logistical challenge of dealing with a class of 450 students, as well as the need to maintain a realistic load in the programme as a whole.

They achieved this, inter alia, through designing tasks that required students to bring insights from all of their academic disciplines to the analysis of annual financial statements of several listed South African companies.

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College of Accounting comes out tops in new exam
19 March, 2015

Results for the final board exam for prospective new chartered accountants in South Africa show that students who completed the UCT College of Accounting Board Course APC Professional Programme did better than students who participated in other programmes.

Of the 467 UCT Board Course students (including students from all universities), 94% passed the APC exam; 8% higher than the national average.

"We are celebrating with our students," said Paul Maughan, senior lecturer at the college. "These results show what the hard work of students and the tireless efforts of the team of lecturers and markers can achieve."

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Mother-tongue finance and accounting learning tool – a first in SA
13 February, 2015

UCT's College of Accounting has collaborated with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) and GetSmarter to launch 'Learn Accounting' which offers video-based learning on key financial and accounting concepts.

The programme will help universities graduate more black accounting students and ultimately also boost their numbers in a sector in which the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) reports sluggish transformation. A mere 24% of chartered accountants in SA are black, in spite of numerous initiatives and bursary programmes to reverse the trend.

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